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Cabinet Secretariat

The Scottish Cabinet comprises the First Minister and all Cabinet Secretaries. The Minister for Parliamentary Business and the Permanent Secretary also attend Cabinet.  The Lord Advocate may also attend in his or her role as the Scottish Government's principal legal adviser.

Cabinet meetings are held weekly (while Parliament is sitting) in Bute House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, and may also be held at other times in locations throughout Scotland.

The Scottish Government operates on the basis of collective responsibility, meaning that all decisions reached by the Scottish Ministers, individually or collectively, are binding on all members of the Government.

Scottish Ministers are expected to behave in a way that upholds the highest standards of propriety, in accordance with the Scottish Ministerial Code.

The Scottish Cabinet is supported by the Cabinet Secretariat, which works on behalf of all Cabinet members to manage Cabinet business and facilitate collective decision-making.

Cabinet Secretariat

The Cabinet Secretariat is part of the Strategy and Constitution Directorate. The role of the Secretariat is to manage the smooth conduct of Cabinet business by ensuring that matters which require collective consideration are put to Cabinet in a timely and efficient manner.

You can contact the Cabinet Secretariat for more information on the Scottish Cabinet and its Sub-Committees via: Cabinet Secretariat, Room 4N.02, St Andrew's House, Regent Road , Edinburgh EH1 3DG

Email: Cabinet Secretariat